The Woods

Address: 1 Park St Avenue, (btwn Park Street & Park Row), Bristol, Somerset, BS1 5LQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 925 0890
Website: Not supplied
Hours: Sun-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 4pm-6am
Door: Make reservation
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Late night
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar nibbles

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The Woods sits just off the top end of bustling Park Street and is something of a hidden gem with one of the Bristol’s best spirits selections.

Housed in an early Victorian building, The Woods occupies a galleried room with a high ceiling which has something of the look and feel of a ex-pat colonial gentleman’s club. (Early week it can share a similar ambiance. A collection of framed and mounted butterflies and beetles line the wall, interspersed with the odd animal skull. There is relaxed seating and well positioned shelves to lean ones drink on when its standing room only late week. A small terrace with heaters and umbrellas serves smokers well.

The Woods is a proper drinker’s bar, offering a choice of some 50 scotch malts, plus American, Irish and Japanese whiskies as well as a serious rum selection. The bottled beer selection encompasses the likes of Chimay, Liberty Ale, Peroni Reserva and local brews. In our experience cocktails tend to be well made.

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